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The Stunt Man Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 13, 2015
Pretentious, overenergized, muddled, intellectually bogus, and very entertaining for it.
Peter Ackroyd
The Spectator
March 13, 2015
The narrative doesn't come to life until Peter O'Toole wraps it around himself like a Renaissance cloak, and stares pensively into the distance.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 13, 2015
The fun lies in the journey. It is a trip of constantly shifting perceptions and sharply etched satirical sketches of movie types. It is also a carnival of bang-up stunt scenes.

TV Guide
March 13, 2015
Lawrence B. Marcus's script, which pits real life against reel life, offers plenty of wit, with most of the bons mots handed to O'Toole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

March 13, 2015
Meticulously constructed and beautifully realised.
Dan Jardine
July 28, 2013
A puzzle-master's delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Emanuel Levy
July 20, 2012
Richard Rush's inventive narrative about the blurred lines between movie reality and factual reality is vastly entertaining, boasting Peter O'Toole in a diabolical, delicious Oscar-nominated performance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2011
Sensationally original.
Sean Axmaker
June 11, 2011
The film twists and turns from scene to scene, carrying the audience on the some whirlwind mind-game...
Bill Gibron
June 4, 2011
Middle fingers aimed directly at the Establishment - both in tainted Tinseltown and the rest of a pre-Reagan America - are rarely as masterful as this brazen bird flip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 7, 2010
Overall a funny, compelling and curious film that was sabotaged by the Hollywood suits.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Variety Staff
December 1, 2008
O'Toole is excellent in his best, cleanest performance in years.
Cole Smithey
September 28, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 30, 2006
The Stunt Man plays astonishing mind games with perception and paranoia; it's a truly original piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
At the 1980 San Francisco Film Festival, François Truffaut was asked to name his favorite director. He replied, 'I don't know his name, but I just saw his picture last night. It's called The Stunt Man.'
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Strange, challenging and quite great.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 2, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 11, 2004
O'Toole at his tyranical best. Another great performance by the little seen Railsback.
| Original Score: 4/5
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